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Google bans marijuana delivery apps from Play Store

/ 03:46 PM June 02, 2019

This week, Google updated its Play Store policy to restrict applications that “facilitate the sale of marijuana or marijuana products” even if the substance is legal in your area.

With the latest update to the Play Store policy, Android Police reported that Google stated they will no longer allow marijuana delivery applications to be available on the digital store, “regardless of legality.”

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According to the company, applications that help users order or arrange the delivery and pick-up of marijuana and other products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are no longer allowed on the Play Store. Two popular cannabis services affected by the policy change, Weedmaps and Ease, have not been removed by the platform, but their ordering functionalities will be disabled in order to comply with the new rules.

Neither version of these two applications on Apple’s App Store allow users to order marijuana via the application; the company just required that both implement a 17+ age restriction.

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The fate of weed-distributing applications on the Play Store looks similar; however, if Weedmaps and Ease make their applications downloadable through a different platform or via their own website, users will still be able to order through their services albeit having an extra hurdle to jump. RGA/JB

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